Peony Cruise 2 days 1 night - Fantasea Travel
Route: Halong Bay – Cat Ba Island – Trung Trang Valley – Lan Ha Bay
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Highlights

The long-awaited Peony cruise debuted in late October 2018 and promisingly brings a new wave of leisure and entertainment for cruising in Halong Bay. The cruise firmly establishes it as a leading line of 5-star cruise in Halong Bay with outstanding features and unrivaled itinerary. Peony cruise is a well-mixed between charming Vietnamese traditional architecture and stylish European breakthrough. It boasts 20 luxurious and well-furnished cabins with private balcony to chill out and enjoy great sea view. It is also among few cruises starting its trip from Got Ferry in Hai Phong City which takes only 2 hours to transfer to Halong instead of 4 hours like others and being a sailing pioneer to Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay. This enchanting itinerary opens up many opportunities to see many untouched areas, experience locals’ daily life activities and take wonderful photos.

Tour Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1: HANOI – HAI PHONG – HALONG BAY – LAN HA BAY (L, D)

09.00 Transfer from Hanoi to Got Ferry (transfer not included in cabin price). Have sometime to relax at the waiting lounge before boarding the Peony Halong cruise.

12.15 Transfer by tender to the Peony Cruise.

12.30 Welcome guests onboard the Peony Cruise, enjoy welcome drink, receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in. Start cruising and explore Halong Bay - one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.

13.00 Peony Cruise boat proceeds to Da Chong islet, where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago. Have International Buffet Lunch while passing via the islets of Con Vit area. These amazing limestone karst formations rise up out of the sea in an impressive manner. This area is untouched, as not many cruise ships use the route via the Cat Ba Island - Thoi Quyt area - Coc Ngoi islet - through Gia Luan area where is belong to Cat Ba National Park.

15.00 Progress to Trung Trang cave by our bus on Cat Ba island which is located in the middle of Cat Ba National Park with Kim Giao forest around the cave.

Trung Trang Valley is the largest valley on Cat Ba Island. The valley covers an area of approximately 300 hectares, has a depth of 10m to 30m and is around 15km in the middle of Cat Ba National Park. Trung Trang Cave measures 300m lengthwise through the mountains. The cave was carved by nature for more than 2000 years. The cave has many stalactites that take on various shapes that will awe and inspire visitors to use their imagination.

17.00 Gets in the less populated area at Tra Bau where is located in Lan Ha Bay. Enjoy the green emerald and cool water by swimming.

17.45   Return to Peony Cruise and watch the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. Onboard you may join a traditional cooking class. Our chef will instruct you in the making of some Vietnam dishes. Enjoy Happy Hour deal in the early evening.

19.30 Sumptuous Candlelight Deluxe dinner is served. Enjoy delicious local food prepared and served for you by our wonderful onboard catering staff. This is a delightful meal in an intimate romantic setting.

21.30 Enjoy the landscape of the bay at night up on the top deck. Relax whilst enjoying drinks from the bar. Try your hand at night squid fishing, watching a movie in the restaurant. Overnight on board.


DAY 2: HALONG – HANOI (B, L)

06.00 Rise early to witness the bay at its very best whilst enjoying an invigorating Tai Chi session on the sundeck; after which we serve breakfast. Upon completing breakfast, continue the journey and head out to explore the bay in the area where Ao Ech is situated.

07.45 Enjoy on your own for kayaking at Ao Ech area to discover the hidden charm of Lan Ha Bay with its quiet ambience.

09.30 Peony Cruise welcomes you back on board and it is time for checking out.

10.00 Whilst cruising back you can enjoy a delightful brunch

10.30 Tea Ceremony is served at the restaurant. You will learn how to enjoy Vietnamese tea and Vietnamese cultural at this ceremony. Joining Tea Ceremony with our crews team and have great fun!

11.35 Return to the quay side in the south of the bay, where our visitors disembark.

12.10 Bid farewell at Got Ferry, this is the end of the program. We hope you have enjoyed your time with us and wish you a safe onward journey.

Tour Price

Tour Price

2 DAYS 1 NIGHT PEONY CRUISE RATES

HIGH SEASON: 01 JAN – 30 APR 2019

+ Deluxe Cabin: US$292 for two (02) persons

+ Child below 5 years old, sharing bed with 2 adults: Free of charge

+ Child from 5 to 11 years old, sharing cabin with 2 adults: US$113/person

+ Child from 12 or extra adult, extra bed: US$119/person

Not applicable for Lunar New Year 02 Feb 19

PEAK SEASON: 02 FEB 2019

+ Deluxe Cabin: US$372 for two (02) persons

+ Child below 5 years old, sharing bed with 2 adults: Free of charge

+ Child from 5 to 11 years old, sharing cabin with 2 adults: US$143/person

+ Child from 12 or extra adult, extra bed: US$151/person

LOW SEASON: 01 MAY 2019 – 30 SEP 2019

+ Deluxe Cabin: US$261 for two (02) persons

+ Child below 5 years old, sharing bed with 2 adults: Free of charge

+ Child from 5 to 11 years old, sharing cabin with 2 adults: US$101/person

+ Child from 12 or extra adult, extra bed: US$107/person

Notes

+ Maximum two adults and one child per cabin;

+ Child from the age of 12 years old and above is considered as adult;

TRANSFERS FROM HANOI TO HALONG BAY (OPTIONAL)

Roundtrip tranfer rates by cruise’s shuttle bus:

+ Adult and child from 5 years old: USD 40/person

+ Child below 5 years old: Free of charge

+ Pick up/Drop off point: Any hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter or in front of Hanoi Opera House

+ Transfer time: From 2 to 2.5 hours

If you wish to take a roundtrip transfer rate by private vehicle, we will send you the best transfer charge upon receving of your request.

Services included

Services included

+ Two-day cruise in Halong Bay aboard the Peony;

+ Accommodation in luxury air-conditioned en-suite cabin;

+ Welcome drinks upon arrival;

+ Complimentary water, tea and coffee onboard;

+ Entrance and sightseeing fees;

+ 01 breakfast, 02 lunches, 01 dinner;

+ English speaking in-house tour guide on boat;

+ Kayaking and rowing boat to fishing village;

+ Travel insurance on board and service charges.

Services not included

Services not included

+ All airfares, transfers, hotels and visa arrangements;

+ Round trip transfers to and from Halong Bay (Shuttle bus available);

+ Beauty Spa Services & Massage;

+ Beverages, tips and personal expenses;

+ Surcharge for New Year, Christmas;

+ Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.

+ All other services not clearly mentioned above.

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

IMPORTANT NOTES

+ Programs & schedules subject to change without prior notice. Inclement weather, tide levels and operating conditions at sea may force changes in cruise itinerary and schedule at any time. Kayaking and swimming excursions, in particular, may be cancelled due to rough weather;

+ Cruise offers fusion cuisine: international, seafood and Vietnamese. Please advise us at least one (01) week ahead of departure about any specific food preferences, dietary restrictions or food allergies;

+ Port authorities insist on advance registration including full name, gender, date of birth, nationality, and passport number. At check-in a valid passport is required. Port authority may deny boarding if these conditions are not met;

+ Wi-Fi internet is available for free on terrace deck, but note that the internet signal at sea suffers frequent interruption;

+ The cancellation decision is made by Management Board of Halong Bay on the day of the trip in case of bad weather conditions. In such case, we will make alternative travel arrangement for you on request or offer refund in accordance with the cruise policy.


BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. Rates

Tour prices are per person and are net prices, quoted in United State Dollars.

Prices are subject to change without notice. Some prices can only be guaranteed at the time the booking is made and may differ from that quoted as it is based on the “best available rate of the day from the supplier”. Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year, National Holidays) may be subject to supplementary charges.

2. Payment

Deposit payment can be settled by cash, bank wire transfer, or credit card. A deposit of 30% of total rate is required at the time of booking. Final payment is due 15 days prior to arrival date (low season and high season) and 30 days prior to arrival date (peak season). If the final payment is not received on time, FantaSea Vietnam may cancel the booking and invoke the cancellation fee.

If payment is made by credit card, a surcharge of 2% will be applied to Visa and Master and 3% to American Express.

If payment is made by bank transfer, please make payment direct to our bank account:

Beneficiary Bank:     Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank)

                                    Thanh Cong Branch, Hanoi City, Vietnam

Swift code:                 BFTVVNVX-045

Beneficiary name:     FANTASEA CO., LTD

Address:                    181 Xa Dan 2, Dong Da Dist., Hanoi City, Vietnam

USD Account No.:    0451 370 2442 97

Please note that our prices are not inclusive of transfer fees levied by your bank and overseas bank. Please ask your bank to transfer the sum prior to deduction or any shortfall.

We reserve the right to release a part or full booking if the full payment is not completed as per the booking deadline.

Payment in Vietnam Dong (VND) is to be made equivalent to the amount in United States Dollars (USD) at the official exchange rate of the Vietcombank at the time of payment.

3. Cancellation

Cancellation will be charged as follows:

+ More than 30 days prior to check-in: free of charge;

+ From 15 to 30 days prior to check-in: 50% of total rates;

+ From 07 to 14 days prior to check-in: 70% of total rates;

+ Less than 07 days prior to check-in: 100% of total rates;

+ No-Show: 100% of total rates;

Please note that non-refundable policy will be applied for special promotion packages and will be informed at the time of booking.

Cancellation notice must be in written form and send to us via email. Cancellation by phone is not acceptable. Refund will be processed between 5-7 business days.

4. Refund of Unused services

No refund or exchange can be made in respect of accommodation, meals, sightseeing tours, transports or any other services, which are included in the packages but not utilized by the guests.

5. Confirmation

All confirmations are generally confirmed by e-mail within 2 working days. In case immediate confirmation is not possible, we will inform you of the booking status at the time of reservation.

6. Voucher

Voucher will be issued by FantaSea Vietnam by email/fax after the booking is confirmed and payment is completed.

7. Liability and Insurance

FantaSea Vietnam accepts no responsibility for any loss, injury, damage or delay due to natural disaster, politic actions, weather or causes beyond its control. Travel insurance and medical precautions are essential. Your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, medical expenses, emergency repatriation and personal liability. We strongly recommend that you hire a travel insurance policy for any trips.

8. Guests’ Information

The client is requested to submit all guests’ details at least 48 hours prior to check-in (Full name, Date of birth, Gender, Nationality, Passport number, Vietnam visa expiry date, Contact number).

This personal information will only be used for check-in procedure only, and will not be shared or used for any commercial purposes.

9. Early Check-in or Late Check-out

Please note that early check-in or late check-out is not available.

10. Other Notes

Please note that all the above services & tours have yet to be booked, they are proposed for your information only and we will not make any reservations before we receive your confirmation to do so. If one or some proposed service(s) is (are) not available at the moment of booking, we will try to find other possibilities/options or other similar service(s) in order to avoid changes to the program.